Hands-on project leader and systems engineer with 20+ years of project management experience in the military and government sectors, including acquisition and procurement roles. Successfully delivered high-profile initiatives on time and within budget. Played an integral role in product development efforts. Built and led multidisciplinary teams and directed the development of all lifecycle phases, including design, integration, testing and implementation.
SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES, West Long Branch, New Jersey * 2004-Present Satellite communication systems engineering, program and acquisition management, testing, evaluation and training company primarily serving government and military clients; approximately 210 employees.
Project Manager / Senior Staff Systems Engineer: Led hardware and software control systems projects, including architecture design, early integration and user community deployment. Managed all lifecycle phases, including acquisition, source selection, contracts, R&D, testing, evaluation, quality control, logistics and field implementation. Monitored project milestones to ensure on-time delivery within budget. Worked with contractors and development team to manage risks and resolve issues. Facilitated weekly status meetings.
Key Accomplishments: * Created and implemented successful evolution strategy for wideband SATCOM ground systems, deployed virtualization, SOA, EDA and web services components on time and within budget. * Successfully managed systems upgrades, minimized user community impact and maximized cost-effectiveness and efficiency. * Skillfully managed change and continuously reviewed and improved processes, serving as change agent and taking the lead on systems requirement interpretations to keep initiatives on schedule. * Served as process champion, optimized procedures to ensure hardware and software assets were thoroughly tested, integrated and certified to high quality and performance standards.
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, Whippany, New Jersey * 1999-2004 Leading telecommunications design, manufacturing and deployment company with approximately 165K staff.
Project Manager: Managed 3G wireless programs in the U.S. and abroad. Directed projects and led systems engineering and product definition initiatives, as well as ISO and CMMI certification efforts. Worked with developers and integration and testing groups comprising up to 25 staff across the U.S. and overseas. Monitored product development, testing and trial projects, managed progress and risks to ensure on-time delivery within budget, as well as software and hardware quality. Led broad-spectrum systems test activities for wireless products and systems, documented field performance.
Key Accomplishments: * Successfully led all facets of $11M+ Lucent Technologies Novatel Wireless UMTS PCMCIA card program, including development, delivery, compliance, warranty and interoperability components. * Directed $5M Lucent Technologies / Software Industrial Company (Japan) 3G wireless simulator program, saved company $1M by identifying simulator architectures to secure procurement savings. * Created and implemented business excellence plan as certified CMMI Assessor, successfully achieved Level 3 certification for 3G wireless division. * Successfully served as IPT Lead Engineer on high-profile UMTS and CDMA wireless programs, managed applications and network performance testing for laptops, handsets, PCMCIA cards and PDAs. * Won numerous awards for achieving ISO certification, improving responsiveness to customers and delivered wireless systems to NTT DoCoMo.
MCKNIGHT ASSOCIATES * 2008-2009 * Project Engineer / Staff Systems Engineer Consultant: Engineered systems and led projects to develop, test and deploy mobile command and control (C2) satellite control spacecraft subsystem. Identified coverage requirements to ensure adequate systems testing time and resources. Provided major design contributions to a customized software tool to manage test coverage. * Successfully led C2 satellite on-orbit test program certification, served as project engineer and test director. * Ensured C2 system was ready for live testing with military customers, met challenging deadlines.
LOCKHEED MARTIN * 1990-1998 * Project Engineer / Senior Systems Engineer: Led key aspects of major military satellite design and build program, served as Communications and Systems Engineer on DSCS contract. Analyzed on-orbit communication subsystem design, operations and performance. * Played key role in saving government $10M per year, per satellite. Served as project engineer on development of software patch that extended useful life of satellite payload. * Led $2M generic telemetry simulator systems engineering project, managed development, testing and acceptance phases, resolved issues and coordinated with cross-functional teams. * Skillfully managed multiple high-profile projects, including ground software testing to enable fulfillment of spacecraft anti-jam requirements; used leadership and team-building skills to coordinate complex initiatives. * Received numerous awards for consistently delivering projects on time and within budget; demonstrated value to clients and secured major new and follow-on contracts.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Master of Science in Theoretical Physics Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Received department honors; graduated cum laude
Bachelor of Science in Physics Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Received department honors; graduated cum laude
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification: Lucent Technologies
Ongoing Professional Development - DoD 8570-1 (Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program): A+ * Network+ * Security+ * CISSP * Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)